The Archives documents the history of UW-Parkside by preserving and making accessible the records of the university and its predecessor institutions.
Parkside Area Research CenterThe Parkside Area Research Center (ARC) is one of thirteen Wisconsin centers which provide access to the holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society using a unique transfer system. Collections found in the Archives Catalog (ArCat) can be brought to the Parkside Area Research Center for research.
Search ArCat, the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) Archives Division online catalog, for descriptions for WHS manuscript collections, state government records, and local government records. Many of these collections may be temporarily transferred to UW-P for your local use.
Local Manuscript CollectionIn addition to its ARC holdings, the Archives Department also houses a variety of local and regional manuscript collections. These holdings include the Vincent F. Ruffolo Collection of Nash and AMC materials, the Irving Wallace collection, the David Kherdian collection, and the John Sullivan collection of Aviation materials.
The UW-Parkside's Special Collections include a rich selection of Artists' Books, publications from noted small press publishers including Perishable Press, Mother Courage Press, and Black Sparrow Press, and monographs published in or about Racine and Kenosha.